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Digital Discourse Machine

A project which attempts to demonstrate the evolution of love letters in the digital world.

Digital Discoure Machine is a project which explores past and present ways of communicating love. Old love letters were sourced online for content and the handwriting was imposed ontop of a modern day iMessage conversation.

I noticed while reading these converted love letters that I began to shudder, yet this did not happen while I was reading them in their original form. I think has something to do with the emojis. I do know that it is cringey though.

This was a good project to introduce me to Gatsby (which is also what I am using for this website). I liked playing around with the tags used to filter the letters and Gatsby makes this super easy.

You can see it live at https://digital-discourse-machine.bailouni.com